Recently, Indonesian football has been abuzz with the news that coach Shin Tae-yong may part ways with the country’s national team after his current contract expires next June.
“I received the offer about a week ago,” the Korean military leader revealed to Kim Chi media.
Almost immediately, representative of the Indonesian Football Federation (PSSI), Mr. Arya Sinulingga, spoke up about the above incident.
“Both sides respect the agreed contracts and goals,” the PSSI executive board member told Indonesian press this afternoon.
As for Chairman Erick Thohir, the head of PSSI affirmed that both sides are very professional and will respect all signed agreements.
“I’m a professional so I will follow the rules,” Erick Thohir told Indonesian media. “If coach Shin Tae-yong wants to resign, I cannot refuse.”
In fact, the Indonesian Football Federation is preparing to extend the contract with coach Shin Tae-yong until 2027 after the country’s national team reached its goal of reaching the round of 16 at the 2023 Asian Cup, where Tim Garuda suffered defeat. 0-4 against Australia.
In the immediate future, coach Shin Tae-yong will prepare with the Indonesian Football Federation for two matches against Vietnam in the second qualifying round of the 2026 World Cup in Asia next March. After that, the Korean coach will continue with U23 Indonesia to attend the 2024 U23 Asian Finals, where they aim to reach the round of 8 strongest teams.
Nam Thanh | 19:16 January 30, 2024